Archive for July, 2017

A Few Points About Salaries

In helping physicians during their hunt for a new hire the subject of salary always arises.  I find it interesting that 80% of the time the employer wants to hire someone who will do an excellent job, but they want to pay them lower than the going rate.  When I ask them why? they usually […]

Tips For The Writer

I was listening to some older recordings by Jeff Herring “The article guy” and came across some good information for those that write articles or blogs. Jeff said a couple of things about being a writer that jumped out at me and I thought I would share them with you. First, he said writers need to be […]

Good Business Moves

I went into our local dry cleaners the other day. The clerk walked up to the counter asked my name, counted my clothing items, took my money and never once did I see her eyes. If your business has customers, then you are in the customer service business.  Each encounter with a customer or potential […]

Don’t Let Others Discourage You

This little story confirms the fact that when you have a goal, dream, passion or desire to do something, do it.  Don’t listen to others as they try to tell you why it cannot be done. The Frogs and The Tower There once was a bunch of tiny frogs that arranged a running competition. The […]

When You Don’t Fit In At Work

Workplace culture can be quite interesting.  You may fit in very well, or you may not.  Then there are some who do not want to fit in no matter what. What happens if you like your job, but don’t fit in with the culture? Maybe the workplace culture is pretty chummy, and co-workers go out […]

The Law Of The Garbage Truck

This is a great little story, one that you can remember easily and share with others when they need to hear it. The Law of The Garbage Truck One day I hopped in a taxi and we took off for the airport. We were driving in the right lane when suddenly a black car jumped […]

Do You Make Things More Complicated?

“Life is actually really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.”   ~ Confucius Oh yes, the simply life, we all want it and are envious of those who seem to have it. I know for myself, at times I make tasks or situations more difficult than they really are, either because I put them […]

The Qualities Of A Great Leader

I found a great article on the Forbes site titled 10 qualities that make a great leader, and I really enjoyed reading it.  It listed the 10 qualities and then had a small blurb about the quality.  The 10 qualities did not surprise me at all, in fact, they are ones that you would automatically think […]

Have You Witnessed Desk Rage?

I had a conversation last week with a manager who is quite stressed by her employer.  She likes her job duties and the people she works with.  She also thinks her employer is a wonderful person and she respects him. However, he  is a “high stress, high demand” person and this young manager is allowing […]